‘Spieth can pull off Grand Slam’
Two-time major winner Tony Jacklin believes Jordan Spieth could go on and win all four majors this year.
Following his superb victories at the Masters and US Open this year, Spieth is being backed at 6/1 in the golf betting odds to walk away with next month’s Open Championship, and at 7/1 for the following month’s PGA Championship.
Dubbed golf’s Grand Slam, no player has ever won all four majors – the Masters, US Open, Open and PGA Championship – in the same year.
Tiger Woods came closest, holding all four titles consecutively but over two calendar years, but 21-year-old Spieth now has the chance to go one better.
And as far as Jacklin is concerned, Spieth has all the necessary qualities to continue his record-breaking year.
“It’s very possible. I don’t bet very often on golf, but I backed him to win last week,” Jacklin said while working as part of Sky Sports’ coverage of the US Senior Open.
“I just think he’s just the most rounded out player in the world right now and has been since he came on the scene.
“He’s the best putter beyond questionable doubt and if he gets the right weather over the first two days at St. Andrews, which you can do at an Open, I can see him winning there too.
“I think he’s as good as anybody and he’s got youth on his side and has such marvelous confidence. He thinks he’s immortal at this stage.
“I remember I did at 21 and obviously it’s a long way away yet, but he’s got the game and has got terrific tempo in his swinging.
“His set up and his grip doesn’t look the most perfect, but the tempo in his swing is wonderful. He never rushes a shot, he seems to have a wonderful relationship with his caddie and more than anything else I think the relationship he has with his putter will help him get it done.”
Do you think Jordan Spieth can pull off the improbable? Paddy Power are offering 25/1 odds for the young Texan to complete the Grand Slam this year.
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